Burning The Souffle

"A Woman Happily In Love, She Burns The Souffle"

pssst July 24, 2009

Filed under: nerdiness — Rachel @ 9:23 am

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Moving Day July 22, 2009

Filed under: life is flippin suh-weet,nerdiness — Rachel @ 12:00 pm

Remember when I posted yesterday about moving? Well, now that I can get into the new site, I will only be posting there from now on. So everyone bookmark www.burningthesouffle.com and go there instead. See you at the new site!


Things That Entertain Me… July 14, 2009

Filed under: nerdiness — Rachel @ 2:12 pm

I’ve found a couple things here recently that have entertained me to no end while I have some downtime at work (those of you who know what I do know that I have quite a bit of downtime,  have I ever mentioned how much I love my job?).


1. Best of Craigslist– All of  these are actual things that people have posted on craigslist. Many of them have made me laugh to the point of snorting.

2. Would you like to buy some uranium ore on amazon? Read the comments section and you will not be disappointed.

3. Ugliest Tattoos Hey, if you’re stupid enough to get this shit permanantly tattooed on yourself, then I pretty much have a right to laugh at it.

4. Ok, some might say the next is offensive, but I don’t think so. You can make fun of me for having a southern accent all you want, I can admit that I talk funny, it’s cool.  I love engrish.

5.  Last, but not least,  who doesn’t love a good cake wreck?

I hope you enjoyed your time wasting!


I Really, Really, Really HATE Spam February 24, 2009

Filed under: crap people buy,nerdiness — Rachel @ 9:29 am

So, I’ve been getting a lot of spam in my email here lately.

What pisses me off?

The spam is coming to my university email, which just hits a little too close to home.

The kicker?

I got one spam today that addressed me BY NAME offering me a “job” filling out online surveys and participating in “focus groups”.

Now obviously, I know this is a hoax (not something I’d be interested in anyway, but googled it and found several references to the spam factor, not the legit factor), but I have gotten several weird emails over the course of the last few weeks in this email account, and it just kind of pisses me off.


Because this is the email that I use for conducting all my professional(esque) stuff. Contacting professors, ordering online, and more of my personal keeping in touch stuff. I have a few other emails, but this is my main one.

It isn’t the fact that I’m getting the spams so much as the fact that they’re making it to the inbox. 2 of my other emails just automatically send that crap to the trash.

So hey, university people, improve your spam blockers! I know I’m not the only person with this problem, several of my friends have gotten this crap too. What worries me is that someone will get the “job” offer and respond, thinking that it’s legit, and end up paying money to this hack for a “job”.


Updated: Books Read in 2009 January 28, 2009

Filed under: life is flippin suh-weet,nerdiness — Rachel @ 8:44 am

I have read 11 books so far! I finished “A Girl Named Zippy” by Haven Kimmel yesterday, and I LOVED it!

Here is the list of books I have read so far:

Books Read In 2009

1.” Possible Side Effects” by Augusten Burroughs

2. “Sellevision” by Augusten Burroughs

3. “A Wolf At The Table” by Augusten Burroughs

4. * “Ramona The Pest” by Beverly Cleary* ( My mom first read this to me when I was five years old. I love children’s literature.)

5.*”Beezus and Ramona” by Beverly Cleary *

6. *”Ramona and Her Mother” by Beverly Cleary*

7. *”Ramona’s World” by Beverly Cleary*

8. “The Miner’s Daughter” by  Gretchen Moran Laskas

9. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie

10.  “What Happened to Cass McBride?” by Gail Giles

11.  “A Girl Named Zippy” by Haven Kimmel

In Progress

1.  “Mermaids In the Basement” by Michael Lee West

2. “The Luckiest Girl” by Beverly Cleary

Waiting To Be Cracked Open

1. “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult

2. “Schooled” by Anisha Lakhani

3. “Looking For Alaska” by John Green

Desperately Want to Read, But Have Not Been Able to Get My Hands On

1. “Iodine” by Haven Kimmel

2. “The Midwife’s Tale” by Gretchen Moran Laskas

3. “Multiple Blessings” by Jon and Kate Gosselin

So there is what I have read, what I am currently reading, and what I want to read.

How is your reading coming along so far?


You Get What You Google January 14, 2009

Filed under: nerdiness,the world around me — Rachel @ 10:57 pm

I found a nifty tool in the stats section of all my blog admin stuff that shows me ALL the things people search for that lead to my blog.  So now that I can see what some of you people are looking for, perhaps I can answer some of your questions (obscene terms that lead here will NOT be discussed, unless they are just too funny).

The top search is “ashtray smell”- Yes, I did once write a post about a stupid ashtray at the wal-marts that was said to not stink.  However, being that I have not smoked a cigarette since I was 17, I am probably not the world’s authority on ashtray smells. I can only imagine though, that the ashtray smell is not half as bad as the person smoking the cigs themselves.

Books To Read In 2009- Another popular search that leads here. Sorry, I can’t tell you what YOU should read, but I can tell you what I read this year.  Check out my sidebar for more info.

toenail ripped (or half toe nail off, or half my toenail is gone, any varied form of that kind of thing)- Yeah, I did rip off half my big toenail at my best friend’s apartment. That wasn’t so fun.  My toenails were already painted black, so my big toe matched.

burning the souffle- Yes, that is the name of my blog! I can only hope that  you stopped by once, loved it, forgot the url, and then googled it to find it again. (Some people apparently do look for this blog, because burning the souffle blog also shows up.)

dear abby the play- I have no idea. I like reading “Dear Abby” in the paper, and I am pretty good at making up stories, so maybe I can help you write a play.

chemistry is shit- I agree.

what’s a frozen pop? pregnancy?- If you don’t know what pregnancy is, then you shouldn’t read this blog, it contains too much profanity and other impure thoughts that will contaminate your little mind.  When I used the term frozen pop, I was talking about a sperm donor who’s sperm was cryogenically frozen to be used for IVF or other fertility treatments.

blitz souffle- I’ve no idea.  I don’t even know how to make a souffle. I know how to make excellent grits though.

songs to have bridesmaids walk down the aisle to- I don’t know. I have a few in mind, but I did write a post about music I might like played at my wedding.

shit fire and hells bells- I say both of these things, but not in the same sentence.  They sort of mean the same thing, to use them in the same sentence is redundant.

how to talk southern- Ok. 1. Be born in a southern state.  2. Live there for your whole life.  3. Say things like “shit fire and save the matches” and “hells bells”. For more info, see my post of same name.

i don’t have children- Nope, definitely child-free as of right now…and probably for the next 5+ years.

rachel pays- I do pay for a lot of things. How did you know about my terrible shopaholism?

So dear googlers (that sounds KINKY!), I hope I answered some of your questions. Keep googling strange things to find out more.


That’s Tennessee Weather For You… December 20, 2008

Filed under: nerdiness — Rachel @ 9:15 pm

Yesterday- it got up into the high sixties here. Actually, on my thermometer at home, it read 73 degrees. That thermometer was slightly in the sun though. Definitely warm enough for short sleeves, and had it been spring, I probably would have worn capris and sandals or something. A very nice day, temperature wise.
Today- Getting colder and it started raining. Oh yes, we also had a thunderstorm, complete with lightning. I ask you, where else do you have THUNDERSTORMS in December? Five days before Christmas!
Tonight-Snow Flurries (Snow Showers?) Are predicted. I can believe it. I really hope that the roads don’t get all icy from the rain freezing.
Tomorrow- The high is supposed to be in the 30s, the low in the single digits or maybe teens. Maybe some snow.
So basically, we went from short sleeve weather to ice and snow in less than two days time.